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Crossing Central Europe: Continuities and Transformations, 1900-2000
Crossing Central Europe: Continuities and Transformations, 1900-2000
Edited by Helga Mitterbauer and Carrie Smith-Prei

Crossing Central Europe is a pioneering volume that focuses on the complex networks of transcultural interrelations in Central Europe from 1900 to 2000.

Available Dec 2017
Fritz Bennewitz in India: Intercultural Theatre with Brecht and Shakespeare
Fritz Bennewitz in India: Intercultural Theatre with Brecht and Shakespeare
By Joerg Esleben with Rolf Rohmer and David G. John

This volume offers the first comprehensive analysis of the work of East German theatre director Fritz Bennewitz in India between 1970 and 1994.

Published Nov 2016
Fact and Fiction: Literary and Scientific Cultures in Germany and Britain
Fact and Fiction: Literary and Scientific Cultures in Germany and Britain
Edited by Christine Lehleiter

Fact and Fiction explores the intersection between literature and the sciences, focusing on German and British culture between the eighteenth century and today.

Published Feb 2016
Herder: Aesthetics against Imperialism
Herder: Aesthetics against Imperialism
By John K. Noyes

In Herder: Aesthetics against Imperialism, John K. Noyes plumbs the connections between Herder’s anti-imperialism, often acknowledged but rarely explored in depth, and his epistemological investigations.

Published Dec 2015
Wall Flower: A Life on the German Border
Wall Flower: A Life on the German Border
By Rita Kuczynski
Translated by Anthony J. Steinhoff

Kuczynski’s fascinating memoir relates her experiences of life in East Germany as a student, a fledgling academic philosopher, an independent writer, and, above all, as a woman.

Published Sep 2015
Exhibiting the German Past: Museums, Film, and Musealization
Exhibiting the German Past: Museums, Film, and Musealization
Edited by Peter M. McIsaac and Gabriele Mueller

Featuring a wide range of valuable case studies, Exhibiting the German Past offers a unique perspective on the developing relationship between museums and visual media.

Published Aug 2015
Revolting Families: Toxic Intimacy, Private Politics, and Literary Realisms in the German Sixties
Revolting Families: Toxic Intimacy, Private Politics, and Literary Realisms in the German Sixties
By Carrie Smith-Prei

Revolting Families places the literary depiction of familial and intimate relations in 1960s West Germany against the backdrop of public discourse on the political significance of the private sphere.

Published Sep 2013
Affecting Grace: Theatre, Subject, and the Shakespearean Paradox in German Literature from Lessing to Kleist
Affecting Grace: Theatre, Subject, and the Shakespearean Paradox in German Literature from Lessing to Kleist
By Kenneth S. Calhoon

Affecting Grace examines the importance of Shakespeare’s poetry and plays within German literature and thought after 1750 – including its relationship to German classicism, which favoured unreflected ease over theatricality.

Published Apr 2013
Bennewitz, Goethe, 'Faust': German and Intercultural Stagings
Bennewitz, Goethe, 'Faust': German and Intercultural Stagings
By David G. John
Bennewitz, Goethe, Faust makes a cogent argument for this director's place alongside the twentieth century's greatest theatre innovators.

Published Apr 2012
Writing Travel: The Poetics and Politics of the Modern Journey
Writing Travel: The Poetics and Politics of the Modern Journey
Edited by John Zilcosky

Writing Travel assembles a superb collection of essays that demonstrate how travel attempts to reconfigure the world and, in so doing, to become a metaphor for imagination, subjectivity, and representation itself.

Published Nov 2008